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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,370
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 481
Gots: 1,281 | FT: 111
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
90 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005)
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-03-2014 17:30:38 | More by joegard
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RiverCityBeerGuy

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Sweet T's in Duck NC. Pour is dark as can be with a thin wisp of dark tan head that dwindles to a corona around the edge of a tulip glass.

Aroma is coffee, chocolate, soy sauce. Very roasty with a hint of booze, although surprisingly little all things considered.

Flavor is the expected chocolate, coffee. Also pick up hazelnut in there. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is thick, feels a little foamy on the tongue. The 90 IBU's make themselves felt for a while on the finish.

Not exactly a beach drinkc but this is a great answer to a week full of wheats and IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 17:12:17 | More by RiverCityBeerGuy
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Ant4711

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-03-2014 13:07:47 | More by Ant4711
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-03-2014 03:15:25 | More by bret717
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abuono

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-03-2014 02:39:07 | More by abuono
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tmclain

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 01:45:53 | More by tmclain
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daron7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 01:34:37 | More by daron7
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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-02-2014 20:26:37 | More by Jeckel
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Geoff413

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-02-2014 13:50:19 | More by Geoff413
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mmars010

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-02-2014 04:26:24 | More by mmars010
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DruC4

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-02-2014 04:25:26 | More by DruC4
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Vogie

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/02/2013.

Pours an impressive silky black motor oil...wow that's dark. Aromas of strong coffee, brownies, dark chocolate, and tobacco. Taste is much the same with a sweet chocolate flavor upfront followed by a strong tobacco bitterness in the finish that lingers for awhile. Very smooth mouthfeel with very little carbonation.

An excellent example of a Russian Imperial Stout and perfect for the winter months. Definitely bitter but at 90 IBU's what do you expect? Tobacco presence was strong and I was hoping for more chocolate. I guess that's what Breakfast Stout is for. There is a time and a place for this beer and that's during January when is freezing outside.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 17:38:07 | More by Vogie
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-01-2014 12:31:35 | More by insearchofhops
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suckaj


3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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TresDaily


4.5/5  rDev +3%

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warpig372

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-01-2014 04:52:48 | More by warpig372
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gaildologuin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-01-2014 04:42:28 | More by gaildologuin
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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DownWithSocks

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2014 20:00:02 | More by DownWithSocks
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JKIPA05

New York

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-30-2014 17:08:48 | More by Halfbrother83
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KRG

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-30-2014 12:52:43 | More by KRG
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wingwalker3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2014 10:15:48 | More by wingwalker3
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2014 03:56:30 | More by Bobthehuman
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,370 ratings.